“Impressions” Members Show

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March 6, 2015 – April 26, 2015 all-day America/Los Angeles Timezone
Art Presence Art Center
206 North 5th Street
Jacksonville, OR 97530
"Impressions" Members Show @ Art Presence Art Center | Jacksonville | Oregon | United States

Opening March 6 and continuing through April 26, our Impressions show includes artworks in all media representing styles from true impressionism to artist’s impressions of various subjects in their own styles. Chat with the artists over complimentary refreshments at a reception on March 7 from 12–3pm!

Emerging in 19th century Paris, Impressionism was characterized by visible brush strokes, open composition, and unusual visual angles. Radicals in their time, early Impressionists abandoned academic painting, with freely brushed colors taking precedence over meticulous detail. While painting had traditionally taken place in a studio, Impressionists instead captured the transient effects of sunlight by painting “en plein air” (outdoors). Further breaking with tradition, they used short, broken brush strokes of mixed and pure unmixed color—not blended smoothly or shaded—to achieve intense color effects. Impressionism in visual art soon inspired impressionist music and literature.

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